Celco Heating and Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Repair’

Do I Have a Refrigerant Leak?

Monday, August 7th, 2017

man-with-fanThe honest answer to this question is: hopefully not. Just because you have a refrigerant leak does not mean that your air conditioner needs to be replaced entirely — typically — but it does mean that you may actually damage your system seriously simply because you do not realize that there is a leak to begin with. It is for this exact reason that you must schedule air conditioning repairs in Stamford, CT the moment that you realize that there is a leak.

In order to do that, of course, you must first learn to recognize the signs that there is a leak in your system to begin with. This is not always as simple as it sounds. While a refrigerant leak is a big problem, it is one that won’t cause your system to break down entirely immediately. The longer that it goes undetected, though, the greater the risk of serious damage to your air conditioner. We encourage you to keep the following tips in mind so that you can get out ahead of any such problems.

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Why, and How, Is My AC Leaking Water?

Monday, July 10th, 2017

question-markWarm air blowing from your air conditioner or loud sounds developing are problems that you don’t want to encounter. However, they are also the types of problems that you may expect to run into from time to time with your air conditioning system. One issue that you may be completely caught off guard by is an air conditioner that is leaking water. After all, there is no water used in the AC that should be able to leak out of the system, right?

This may be true, but it certainly does not suggest that you are seeing things. There very well could be water pooling around your indoor air conditioning unit, and it very well may be coming from the AC itself. However, it is not exactly a “leak” in the way that you’d typically think of one. Here are a few of the reasons why you may discover a leaky air conditioner in Fairfield, CT.

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Why Your AC May Blow Warm Air

Monday, May 15th, 2017

thermometer-in-the-redWhile Connecticut may not have famously hot summer weather the way that certain other areas in the country do, the temperatures can still get quite uncomfortable around here during the summer months. As much as well all look forward to shutting down our heaters for the final time at the close of each winter, we know that it is only a matter of time before we’re firing the ACs up. We also know that it gets hot enough around here for any air conditioning problems to be major points of concern.

One of the most alarming problems that homeowners may encounter with their air conditioners is a system that is blowing warm air. You don’t need to be a trained professional to realize that this means there is something wrong with your home cooling system. There is some good news here, though. The problem may not actually be as serious as it first seems. It could be, however, so diagnosing the problem accurately is very important.

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AC FAQ: Is It Time for Repairs?

Monday, April 17th, 2017

ac-topviewChances are that you are really starting to get antsy waiting for the warm, sunny days of summer to arrive. Our winters are long and cold here in Connecticut, and we had some late season snowfall that really put a damper on things this year. At least we expect this from winter, though. Spring can be even tougher because, as we’ve seen, we can never really know what to expect in terms of winter. Fortunately, it won’t be long before things finally do really start to warm up.

Of course, summer can be pretty tough to enjoy fully if your air conditioner is not functioning properly. We’d love to set you up with an AC that is guaranteed to function perfectly at all times, but this is just not a possibility here in the real world. All air conditioners are subject to occasional operational problems. Keep an eye — and an ear — out for these common warning signs, and remember to schedule your AC repairs in Fairfield, CT at the first sign of trouble.

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How Your Air Conditioner Uses Refrigerant

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

You don’t need to know how the vast majority of the systems you use every day work in order to benefit from them. However, sometimes it helps to know a little about the system so that you can keep it in better shape. With summer fast approaching, we thought it would help to go over the core of most home air conditioning systems: refrigerant. Read on to find out how your air conditioner uses refrigerant, and the problems related to it.

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Common AC Problems to Watch for

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Summer is the time of year when air conditioners are placed under the most stress, due to their near-daily use. The more stress you put on an air conditioning system, the more worn out it’s going to become and the more likely it’s going to be to develop problems. That’s why you should be on the lookout for signs that your air conditioner is in need of repairs, so that you can schedule them as soon as possible. Let’s take a look at some common air conditioning problems that you can run into this summer.

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What Causes Air Conditioner Short Cycling

Monday, May 9th, 2016

If you ever hear your air conditioner turning on and off every couple of minutes, you have a pretty serious problem. That behavior is called short cycling, and it dramatically increases the wear and tear on the system. A unit that is left to short cycle for a prolonged period of time will be far more likely to have parts break down in groups, and will have a shorter lifespan overall. You should call for repairs as soon as possible if you notice your air conditioner behaving this way. If you want to prevent the issue from happening in the first place, though, you should know what causes it. Let’s take a look at the causes of short cycling.

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The Problem with Air Conditioner Ice

Monday, April 4th, 2016

As you start to use your air conditioner more often this summer, you may start to notice ice forming on the system. This may seem like a good thing, considering that an air conditioner is supposed to be generating cool air. However, air conditioner ice is actually a sign that you have a problem with your system. If the problem isn’t fixed, you could end up having the whole system break down. Let’s take a look at why air conditioner ice happens, and what you can do to stop it.

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Why Is There Ice on My AC?

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Even though we are at the hottest point of the summer, there are certain things you should definitely not be seeing from your whole home air conditioning system. One of these is ice build-up. While it may seem, initially, like it could be a normal development with your AC, it isn’t. More importantly, it is an indication that there is a problem with your air conditioner that needs to be fixed. The AC pros at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning can determine why there is ice on your air conditioner and repair it so that you can enjoy the rest of your summer in Fairfield, CT in cool, dry air.

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Can the Refrigerant in My AC Run Out?

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Your air conditioner requires refrigerant in order to function. While your air conditioner certainly consumes electricity to operate, it actually doesn’t consume refrigerant. This may seem very counter-intuitive, but when you have an understanding of how refrigerant works, it will make much more sense as to why it isn’t consumed by your AC system.

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